Russian jet reportedly violates Turkish airspace


The Turkish authorities said that a Russian jet violated its airspace over the weekend.

The country called in the Russian ambassador and lodged a strong protest of the violation, Turkey’s foreign ministry said in a statement Monday.

“The Russian Federation will be responsible for any undesired incident that may occur,” the ministry warned.

The incident occurred Saturday in the Yayladagi region of Turkey’s southern Hatay province.

“The Russian aircraft exited Turkish airspace into Syria after it was intercepted by two F-16s from the Turkish air force, which were conducting patrols in the region.”